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Planning news – 24 August 2017

by on August 25, 2017

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Northern leaders demand fairer transport deal
Political and business leaders from across the north of England have met to demand a fair transport deal from the government.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Second home ownership rises in Britain
The proportion of adults in Britain who own a second home increased by 30 per cent between 2000-2002 and 2012-2014, according to analysis published by think tank Resolution Foundation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£45.5m investment to unlock homes in Leicestershire and South -East
Highways England has announced a number of road improvements schemes worth £45 million that could create more than 6,000 jobs and 10,000 homes in Leicestershire and the South East.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework timetable published
The second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) won’t be developed until the new year and then published in June 2018, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning appeals round up
A round up of appeal decisions.

  • Inspector blocks 18-home scheme despite housing shortfall
  • 70-room hotel will not replace traditional villas in conservation area
  • Inspector overrules local plan to allow sleeping area in converted tabernacle
  • Children’s care home no more disruptive than family home
  • Burnt-out building less harmful to conservation area than new homes
  • And more planning appeals…

Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Help to Buy: ISAs opened reached one million
  • Housebuilder buys Congleton site with permission for 170 homes
  • Acorn buys Bristol site
  • Scottish Natural Heritage launches coastal guidance
  • Lake Lothing Third Crossing designs on show

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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